Weekend reads: “Passing the professor,” documented; “tortured phrases;” a “catastrophic failure of peer review”

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 188. There are now more than 30,000 retractions in our database. And have you seen our leaderboard of authors with the most retractions lately?

Here’s what was happening elsewhere (some of these items may be paywalled, metered access, or require free registration to read):

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One thought on “Weekend reads: “Passing the professor,” documented; “tortured phrases;” a “catastrophic failure of peer review””

  1. That “pass the professor” article is disturbing, but sadly unsurprising. The guy is alleged to have had sex with a woman who was too drunk to consent – that’s rape. Do we not have enough early career researchers who aren’t rapists that we have to keep these criminals around?

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